Taylor's "Baby" guitars have become a popular lineup thanks to the company bringing its reputation for design and quality to the world of affordable travel guitars. With its compact dreadnought body and surprisingly versatile sound, the BT1e is a great option for beginners just starting out or more experienced looking for something to take to the beach or sit round a campfire with.
The BT1e is a very compact model thanks to its 3/4 size dreadnought body and 22 3/4" scale length. Beginners, especially younger players, will find the BT1e a comfortable guitar to learn on. You don't have to worry about the body of the guitar feeling cumbersome and the short scale length means there's less string tension and the frets are closer together, easing the strain on your fingers. More experienced players will appreciate the smaller size and its makes it easier to travel with and it opens up tones you just can't get on a full-size guitar.
The dreadnought is an all-rounder body shape that suits both strumming and fingerpicking alike; while the 3/4 size means you sacrifice volume and punchiness you still get that versatility. The back and sides are made from laminated woods which allows them to bend an arch in the back for increased strength that'll hold up well to travelling. The top, however, is made from solid Sitka spruce, the industry standard for acoustic guitar tops. Spruce provides a balanced tone with a broad dynamic range making it a versatile tonewood suited to a wide range of styles.
The BT1e comes with Taylor's built-in ES-B electronics. ES-B takes its piezo design from Taylor's flagship ES-2 electronics, with three individually calibrated pickup sensors for a more natural dynamic range. The onboard preamp features straight-forward volume and tone controls for shaping and a built-in chromatic tuner to ensure you're always sounding your best. Whether you're performing live into an amp or PA or you're recording into an audio interface the BT1e is ready to plug-in-and-play right out of the box!
- Top Material: Solid Spruce
- Fretboard Material: West African Ebony
- Bridge Material: West African Ebony
- Scale Length: 22-3/4”
- Nut Width: 1-11/16”
- Matte Body Finish
- Die-Cast Chrome Tuners
- 4mm Dot Fretboard Inlays
- ES-B Electronics
- Includes a Padded Gig Bag